Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
Associate Director of Sports Performance William Stephens is in his 16th season with the Duke Athletics program. He is the head sports performance coach for men’s and women’s basketball.
The 48-year-old is a native of Whiteville, N.C., and a 1987 graduate of N.C. Central University with a degree in criminal justice. He is an accomplished weightlifter, as he was a three-time state power lifting champion from 1991 to 1993. He also held the state record in the deadlift (661 lbs.) and was a gold medal winner at the World Championships for Law Enforcement in 1994.
A member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association, Stephens has been a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) since 1996.
Stephens, along with his wife Nancy and son P.J. (16), reside in Morrisville.